CIVIL WAR EVENTS
Upcoming and ongoing commemorations and events marking the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Civil War in Maryland are reaching a crescendo.
Check out our Calendar of Events for a full selection of Civil War events.
Passages through the Fire: Jews and the Civil War
Through - February 28, 2014
It looks at the ways in which the Civil War was a crucible for American Jewish identity, and how it laid the groundwork for their integration and Americanization on a large scale. It focuses not only on the battlefield, but on the difficult choices made by non-combatants throughout the struggle.
Woman Soldiers in Civil War Armies
March 1, 2014
Speakers Tracey McIntire and Dr. Audrey Scanlan-Teller will share the stories of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Both presenters will be dressed in period clothing as Civil War female soldiers. Civil War Talks are included in the price of admission and free to members.
Maryland and the Civil War
March 29, 2014
Now in its 17th year, Carroll and the Historical Society of Carroll County offer Maryland and the Civil War, A Regional Perspective. The event focuses on the diverse facets of the Civil War and its impact on the region.
Civil War: The Untold Story, Sneak-Preview Screenings
March 13, 20, and 27, 2014
Civil War: The Untold Story a visually stunning new 5-part documentary series narrated by Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and produced for public television by Great Divide Pictures will premiere on Thursday nights, March 13, 20 and 27 at 7:00 at the park visitor center. The series breaks new ground by examining the war through the lens of the Western Theater – including critical battles such as Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and Atlanta. Filmed with sweeping cinematic style on the very grounds where these epic battles were fought, it recreates authentic scenes and features interviews with top historians to provide new insights on the war and the relatively unknown roles that African Americans played in the conflict, from enslaved to emancipated to soldier. On March 27, the final part of the series will be shown and the film's producer, Chris Wheeler, will speak about the project.
Charity Afire Civil War Exhibit
Through December 31, 2014
Offers compelling insights about the casualty & compassion from the hearts of sister nurses who were as angels of the battlefield. There are numerous accounts written by the Daughters of Charity who served at various sites. Tues-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Seton Heritage Ministries
National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
339 South Seton Avenue
By Train: 150th Anniversary Civil War Exhibit
Through May 1, 2015
The Civil War was the first major conflict where railroads played a prominent role, and the B&O was the major line that straddled a divided country. Between April 19, 1861 (The Baltimore Riot of 1861) and April 21, 1865 (Lincoln’s funeral train leaving Baltimore for Illinois), the B&O stood as witness and participant in the greatest conflict the United States has ever faced. The story that the B&O Railroad Museum can tell better than any other organization on earth is the story of how railroads and railroaders shaped the course of American history during at pivotal moments of the conflict.
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Museum
Divided Voices, Maryland in the Civil War
Through May 6, 2015
The impact of the war on the people of Maryland will be told in personal terms in “Divided Voices: Maryland in the Civil War.” The largest Civil War exhibit in the museum’s 167-year history will occupy over 5,000 square feet and tell the story of a tragedy in three acts: the romantic war, the real war and the long reunion.
Maryland Historical Society Museum
Civil War Trains Exhibit
Through December 2015
The importance of railroads during the Civil War was significant. Moving troops and supplies by rail was far better than by foot and wagons on muddy, unpaved roads.
The United States Military Railroad was created and operated during the war years 1861–1865. Railroads were used to carry coal, artillery, horses, mules, cattle, troops and baggage.
Discovery Station Museum
Civil War 150 is a collection of events and exhibitions that mark the 150-year anniversary of the start of that turbulent era.